|Barnsley - unrivalled access to the A628|
The TMB has been based in Preston for many years, but Sir Norman said it was time to show goodwill by reaching across the Pennines to develop new markets.
"Barnsley will be a fantastic base for our work, offering as it does unrivalled access to the A628, a long history of appreciating tripe and - most importantly - affordable office rents," he said, adding that the news had been kept under wraps "for months" while the TMB installed key security measures to ensure the promotion of tripe could continue free from the fear of attacks from militant vegans, which had been a problem at the Preston HQ.
The move coincides with the imminent launch of TMB Books' latest publication Forgotten Yorkshire and Parts of North Derbyshire and Humberside, which continues the pioneering 'Fact Free' and 'Fact Lite' approach to charting the history of Britain. Sir Norman said he had been surprised to learn that some people had bought the book even before it is officially launched. "I can only think they aren't from Yorkshire, as they clearly haven't waited until the weekend when we will be offering the book at a special, discounted price," he said.